Nicoline Sorensen of Everton Bristol City Women v Everton Women, WSL football match, Twerton Park, Twerton, UK - 06 Sep 2020 Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

Everton midfielder nets only goal as Denmark defeat Republic of Ireland

Everton midfielder Nicoline Sorensen netted the only goal as Denmark defeated the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in an international friendly in Dublin this evening.

Sorensen struck after just nine minutes at the Tallaght Stadium as the Danes went on to record a sixth straight away victory in all competitions.

The game’s only goal came from the first shot on target. Signe Bruun crossed the ball into the box and it fell to Sorensen who fired home beyond Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Grace Moloney.

Denmark had their chances to add to their lead during the remainder of the first half but home keeper Moloney was alert and she kept out shots from Nadia Nadim and Brunn along with a couple of Sofie Junge Pedersen efforts from range.

Both sides went close early in the second half with Emily Whelan and Nadia Nadim firing narrowly wide for their respective sides before Katie McCabe thumped an effort from range against the crossbar.

Brunn and Sorensen then saw shots saved by Moloney before Rianna Jarrett headed wide at the other end. The chances continued to flow but Nadia Nadim, Sorensen and Pernille Harder could not find a way beyond Moloney as the game ended 1-0 in Denmark’s favour.

The Republic of Ireland will now travel to Brussels to face Belgium on Sunday while Denmark will take on Wales in Cardiff on Tuesday.

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